Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Blue grosbeak eats bees in Battery Park

A celebrity bird has come to town.  This one hasn't attracted the huge crowds that the Painted Bunting drew in 2015, but he is a rare and special visitor nonetheless.

Meet the Blue Grosbeak:

Blue Grosbeak

This young male was spotted at the beehives in Battery Park on Monday and his presence quickly made the birding news circuit.  It's easy to see why - he's quite spectacular.

Blue Grosbeak

Blue Grosbeak

I've never seen a Blue Grosbeak before, so I was (and still am) pretty excited to see him. 

Blue Grosbeak

I was especially interested to see him in action, feasting on bees.

Blue Grosbeak eating a bee

Blue Grosbeak eating a bee

One bee watches as her pal gets chomped.

Bee watches as Blue Grosbeak eats another bee

If you're in the Battery Park area, it's worth paying this little guy a visit.

Blue Grosbeak

Blue Grosbeak



See more photos of this handsome guy on my Flickr page.